Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JMJ, Sep 15, 2016.
Choking on wildfire smoke......Richmond BC peat bog on fire
Fire is now jumping the road and is 6 hectares in size, as well as burning underground in the peat . They are starting to waterbomb it.
fire is encroaching on Dept Of National Defense lands (100% peat bog/forest). Not sure if the CDN FORCES are assisting yet....
orignal fire was over 1000 feet deep into the thick forest/bog, they had to call in BC Wildfire attack crews to chainsaw their way into the forest so they could run hoses.
the main issue was water. They had to run miles of hose from hydrants far away from the actual fire. I feel bad for the fire crews that have to drain and wind up several miles of hose......
couple photos :
you can see the peat base......its over 3 meters deep.........
The fire is burning near Shell Road, on the north side of Westminster Highway, and is between seven and eight hectares in size and growing.
Around 1:15 p.m. the bog fire broke through to Shell Road and is now in danger of jumping the road.
The BC Wildfire Service says it’s sent two initial attack crews, four skimmers, a helicopter and a Bird Dog spotter plane to assist Richmond fire crews, and that it could send more help if needed.
Skimmers could be seen making runs on the Fraser River to load up with water Friday afternoon.
An excavator has been put into action as well to cut away the forest growth so firefighters can battle the blaze. Trees will have to be removed.
Fire still burning today, but somewhat under control. 4 air bombers, massive ground attack crew, all trying to soak the 3 meter deep peat with forced water application, and foam/water in some places.
Big ol Mercedes Class 8 diesel powerplant under the hood of the work truck. Eaton-Fuller 15 speed manual transmission behind it. Locking difs and axles in the rear.
Checking fence lines this morning
The worst! haha
It's only bad when there's something to actually fix. Otherwise, it's just a pony ride.
Oh absolutely no doubt, fixing requires gloves and work for anything on a farm. Real work.
BC Wildfire smoke choking out BC.
cant even see beyond the treeline. Normally you can see over 20 km away to the mountains
Photo of the maple I am buying for myself.
I got it on a summer sale with a truckload we brought in.
Reefer van was set in the 50s, and it was upper 90s air temp when we unloaded, so everything stressed.
This little guy dropped leaves off the top 6 or 8 inches, but is leafing out again now.
Pictured it the new growth, so this is what I will get every spring.
What variety of maple is that?
Acer p Katsura
Looks like my daily office ^
now that I work from home.
One of our bin sites.
I see bundles of rebar. Money just waiting to be assembled.